The Tummelers, an exuberant four-piece Klezmer ensemble from Baltimore, evokes the spirit of old world Klezmer music with an American accent. Klezmer music was the dance music heard at Jewish weddings and other celebrations in the small villages throughout Eastern Europe from as early as the 16th century. It is rooted in Gypsy, Rumanian, Hungarian, and Russian tunes. Klezmer has been called Jewish Jazz and Jewish soul music because of its distinct ornamentation, improvisation, and unusual scales. Over the past fifteen years a resurgence of interest in this music in America has made it a widely popular genre among all audiences.
The Tummelers, who perform throughout the Baltimore-Washington area at city-wide festivals, in concert, at restaurants, and for various private celebrations, have now produced their first CD: Shpiel, Klezmer. This fifty-three minute, fifteen-tract compilation includes traditional Klezmer tunes along with a few Yiddish theater and Israeli medleys. The music is a striking combination of Old World sweetness and American drive that delights the ear. Most of the arrangements are new. "Shpiel Klezmer" means "Play, musician". And that is what this band does with a joy and abandon that is guaranteed to get any audience clapping and dancing.
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